Applications open for £100m fund supporting SMEs and newly self-employed people

Today (30 April 2020), applications opened for the Scottish Government’s £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people. This funding will be delivered through three separate funds that will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies. Support includes a £34 million hardship fund for […]

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Inverclyde Businesses get £5.4m cash support through crisis

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed new figures showing that 481 businesses in Inverclyde have received Scottish Government grants to support firms through the coronavirus crisis. Inverclyde Council has awarded a total of £5.4m through a Scottish Government scheme to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. This grant support is worth […]

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McMillan makes plea to non-essential businesses to close

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has called on businesses producing non-essential items or providing non-essential services to close – especially if they cannot enable their staff to work from home or abide by social distancing guidelines. The local MSP has received a high volume of correspondence from constituents who feel like their role […]

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Industrial Diseases Bill introduced in the Scottish Parliament

This week, Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde introduced his Member’s Bill in the Scottish Parliament that seeks to enable the recovery of costs incurred by the NHS in Scotland for treating people with industrial diseases. The Liability for NHS Charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill amends Part 3 of the Health and […]

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Local MSP backs plans to grow Inverclyde economy

STRONG START FOR SCOTTISH NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has said that SNP Budget plans to ensure a strong start for the Scottish National Investment Bank, and its mission to drive the transition to a net zero economy, will encourage economic growth across Inverclyde. The 2020/21 Budget, set out by […]

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SNP MSP backs proposals for new ‘Scottish Visa’

TORY IMMIGRATION PLANS WILL HARM BUSINESSES AND PUBLIC SERVICES IN INVERCLYDE SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has backed proposals for a new Scottish Visa to address depopulation and cut skills gaps in Inverclyde set to be made worse by Brexit. Under plans announced by the First Minister, migrants who want to live in Scotland could choose […]

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McMillan welcomes improvements following Transport Scotland drive-around

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed several improvements that have taken place in Inverclyde following his drive-around with Transport Scotland in September 2019, which highlighted numerous issues transport issues locally. The local SNP MSP hosted senior officials from Transport Scotland and Scotland Transerv for a tour around Inverclyde highlighting a variety of issues regarding the local […]

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Local MSP makes case for major transport project in Inverclyde

Stuart McMillan MSP has put forward his reasons to Transport Scotland why Inverclyde needs a major transport project to support economic growth and reverse the population decline locally. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP participated in the Strategic Transport Project Review 2 (STPR2) online consultation and provided a written response to Transport Scotland’s Chief Executive, Roy […]

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McMillan welcomes moves to regulate cosmetic procedures after raising issue with First Minister

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed proposals to regulate non-surgical services after first raising the issue with the Scottish Government almost two years ago. Non-healthcare professionals will require a licence to carry out cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers or lip enhancements under proposals being put forward by the Scottish Government. The aim […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP urges local employers to use charity’s toolkit to improve recruitment and support for deaf staff

Stuart McMillan MSP is urging local employers to use a charity’s toolkit, which has been produced to help organisations break down barriers facing jobseekers or employees who are Deaf or have a hearing loss. The MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde is backing Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Working for Change campaign influencing businesses to provide […]

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Scottish Government in process of purchasing Ferguson Marine

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has today welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government is now in final discussions to conclude the purchase of Ferguson Marine shipyard. Commenting on the announcement, Stuart said: “This is fantastic news for the local area, the workforce and the communities that will benefit from these two new ferries. […]

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McMillan hosts transport officials for drive-around Inverclyde

On Friday 20 September, Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde hosted senior officials from Transport Scotland and Scotland Transerv for a tour around Inverclyde to highlight a variety of issues regarding the local trunk roads. Ian Moffat, Managing Director of ARC Fleet Services, attended on behalf of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce at the invite […]

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